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God Centred Praying

God Centred Praying

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There are many people who say, "Father forgive us our sins," who don't realise that we

can't ask God to forgive us unless we have confessed our sins to Him first. We have to

acknowledge our sins with absolute honesty.

God's Word says, "He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper," (Prov. 28:13).

One who conceals his sins may pray, "Forgive me, forgive me." But he won't be forgiven.

The verse goes on to say, "..... but he who confesses and forsakes them will find mercy."

The Bible also says, "If we confess our sins (that is our part) He (God) is faithful and

righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (that is God's

part) (1 Jn. 1:9). If we do our part, we can be certain that God will be faithful to do His!

Ever since Adam fell into sin, man has had a tendency to cover up his sin rather than to

confess it. When Adam and Eve sinned, what was their first reaction? Was it to run to

God at once and to say, "Oh God, we have sinned, we have done what You told us not to

do"? No. They didn't do that. They ran away from God and tried to hide from Him. What

foolishness! Could Adam and Eve hide from Almighty God behind a tree? Sin certainly

makes a man foolish.

A second characteristic of man is to put the blame for his sins on others. When God

uncovered Adam's sin, He asked him, "Did you eat of this tree?" What was Adam's

reply? Adam blamed his wife. And his wife blamed the serpent!

That nature has come down to all of us from Adam and Eve. We're always trying to

justify ourselves, claiming that we're not responsible for the mistakes we've made. And

when we are caught red-handed, we say that we did it in a moment of weakness and

pressure. We seek to cover up our sins instead of confessing them. And that's why we

cannot get God's forgiveness.

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